• September 17, 2021

Exclusive: Champions Rangers host Celtic in first clash of the season as Scottish Premiership title rivals face off again

 Exclusive: Champions Rangers host Celtic in first clash of the season as Scottish Premiership title rivals face off again


The Old Firm derby fixtures for the 2021/22 season have been confirmed with an early Scottish Premiership match-up coming up later this month.

Rangers beat Celtic in three Premiership games last season as Steven Gerrard’s side secured the title.

Steven Gerrard and Ange Postecoglou will face-off for the first time in August

Steven Gerrard and Ange Postecoglou will face-off for the first time in August

Pressure has mounted on new Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou as he will prepare for his first derby after losing out on Champions League qualification last week.

Celtic failed to win against their rivals last season only managing a 1-1 draw and four losses in all competitions.

Rangers won the last two fixtures of the Old Firm derby at the Ibrox Stadium as they ended Celtic’s dominance on the title in dramatic style.

Steven Gerrard’s Rangers claimed Scottish Premiership glory last season

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Steven Gerrard’s Rangers claimed Scottish Premiership glory last season

Old Firm Fixture Dates and Times

21/22 Old Firm Fixtures:

Sunday, August 29: Rangers vs Celtic at 12pm live on Sky Sports

Sunday, January 2: Celtic vs Rangers (kick-off TBC)

Saturday, April 2: Rangers vs Celtic (kick-off TBC)

Rangers will host Celtic at Ibrox in an August Old Firm derby, as reigning champions.

While the Scottish League Cup could match the two sides again this season, the second phase of Premiership games is also likely to produce a fourth derby date later in the season.

Rangers fans climbed the gates outside Ibrox as title celebrations were in full swing

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Rangers fans climbed the gates outside Ibrox as title celebrations were in full swing

After winning Rangers’ first Premiership in ten years, Gerrard said: “I have still got drive and hunger to achieve more. This is the first one, I hope it is the first of many.

“Some of the numbers the players have posted this season has been really impressive.

“But when the dust settles we’ll hit reset to go again. The expectation will go up but that’s what happens at a club like this.”





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